Queen Elizabeth II funeral TV coverage – the end of an era, meticulously managed and undeniably moving

There was extreme pomp and pageantry, but behind the set-dressing, the pressed lips and supportive smiles were familiar

Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II – live updates

Here we are, then. It is not often you can say you witnessed the end of an era. But by definition, the second Elizabethan age is over. Catafalque gives way to carriage, medieval hall to medieval chapel, public service to private rest.

The manufactured controversy-froth (celebrity queue-jumping, holiday camps turfing guests out for the day, whether Harry could wear his uniform, whether Paddington iconography could be grafted on to the pageantry of centuries) has dispersed and reality has emerged. A reality minutely managed and meticulously planned for, but here nevertheless.

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@AnthonyLaudrin

RT @ThePopTingz: Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was watched by 27M people in the UK alone. In contrast, Princess Diana’s funeral was watche…

Posted on: 2022-09-29 13:49

@rwepfungwa

RT @UKinZambia: On the day of Her State Funeral, we share the tributes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by President Hichilema and High Co…

Posted on: 2022-09-29 13:46

@PxDmnFKM

#nowplaying Elgar: 永遠の光 (ニムロッド) by ヴォーチェス8 - 19 September 2022 - Funeral Music - HM Queen Elizabeth II https://t.co/6vowcPgQf9

Posted on: 2022-09-29 13:45

@zubz02

RT @doamuslims: #Egypt and Al-Azhar sent condolences following death of Queen Elizabeth II. Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf sent WhatsApp messag…

Posted on: 2022-09-29 13:42

@NBCUAcademy

.@NBCNews correspondent @LindseyReiser gave us a behind-the-scene look at covering the British mourning period for… https://t.co/sGH07QPSiC

Posted on: 2022-09-29 13:42

@hyeeza3

Brazil/Jordan/and others...at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II https://t.co/R8OHYlL5jq

Posted on: 2022-09-29 13:39

@hyeeza3

Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Kings and Queens and Presidents... https://t.co/YQaSnIQ87g

Posted on: 2022-09-29 13:33

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